Thursday, 14 May 2015

Jerkin Finished

The 20 inch zip arrived this morning so I inserted it.
 So knitted sleeves, woven body panels and some grey needlecord to make up the required fabric. Not the world's best piece of sewing but it does fit and it is very warm. This exercise can rightly be described as a displacement activity because it enables me to put off trying to sew velvet. Oh well, the jerkin is finished so I will have to get on with it.
The foreground trees are in my garden but the huge conifer (40 to 50 foot) is in my neighbour's garden. It is smothered in the pink flowers of clematis Montana. Interesting because I don't believe they can see it whereas we get a lovely view. In the background to the left you can just make out the Malvern Hills under low cloud.

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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.